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Friday, September 20, 7-9pm, $5 suggested donation

The Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 212/473-7373

Each month, Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of queer sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Spill! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join us this month as our ever-studious storytellers tell tales of being schooled:

Hosted by Jefferson (Bare!, One Life Take Two)

Kevin Allison (The State, Risk!)

Heidi Galore (Storyteller)

Kevin Quigley (ImprovBoston, Bleed Out)

Mindy Raf (Symptoms of My Insanity)

. . . and you! You’ve been schooled or had to rap someone’s knuckles. Put your name in the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill! stage.

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Jefferson

Jefferson is the curator and host of Spill! A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance (monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.) as well as the biweekly Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic at The Delancey.

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Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is the creator and host of the live storytelling show and podcast RISK!, and a member of the legendary television comedy troupe The State. He has appeared in Reno 911!, The Ten, VH1′s Best Week Ever, Comedy Central’s Viva Variety and Stella and HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. Kevin has written for The Village Voice, Premiere, Film Journal and more. He has written for Blue Man Group and served as the Artistic Director of The Peoples Improv Theater from 2006 to 2008. Kevin recently founded TheStoryStudio.org, a storytelling school in New York that offers workshops for businesses and individuals.

Heidi Galore

Heidi Galore is a former police evidence collection agent in Virginia, and is a current crime analyst for an organization focused on finding missing children. She’s told hilarious and scary stories at several local shows including the Risk! podcast and live show and AKA Variety Pants. During the one four-month stretch in which she was single, Heidi once spread the rumor that she was a slut, which resulted in her first of several near-one-night-stands. Soon after this boost to her ego, Heidi met and married the Chameleon of Burlesque, Bambi Galore, and they moved to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Heidi now enjoys numerous near-one-night-stands together with her wife.

Kevin Quigley

Kevin Quigley

Kevin Quigley has worked as the producer of Sketchhaus, the premier sketch comedy night at ImprovBoston, since early 2012.  He also directs, acts, and writes for two sketch comedy teams, Duct Tape Revolution and World of Hurt, both of which have had successful runs at both Sketchhaus and at the Comedy Lab at IB.  In addition, Kevin co-produced The Scoop, a limited-run storytelling night, during which he frequently appeared as a performer.  Kevin has also performed standup at 100 First Jokes, and more recently at Andy Ofiesh’s Naked Comedy Night and Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.  He lives in Boston.

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf is a author, comedian, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. She has written for CollegeHumor, VH1, TNT, The Daily Comedy Network, and was a contributor to the “My Parents Were Awesome” anthology. She has been invited to perform at the Women in Comedy Festival, SketchFestNYC, NY Funny Songs Fest, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, where she was named a festival highlight performing as feminist folk singer Leibya Rogers. Through the popularity of Leibya Rogers, she fan-funded and produced a full length vinyl comedy album, “LeibyaFair Live.” She recently released her debut Young Adult novel, The Symptoms of My Insanity (Dial/Penguin).





Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance takes place in New York at The Sidewalk Cafe on the third Fridays of each month and in Washington, D.C., at Black Fox Lounge. Also visit our companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at the biweekly Foreplay! A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, second and fourth Mondays at The Delancey in New York.

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Tuesday, March 26, 8-10pm, free!

Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 384-4586

Each month, Spill! brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of queer sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Spill! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

This month marks our first year of spilling all! Thanks to those who’ve been with us from the start, as well as to those starting with us now.

Join our forward-facing storytellers as they look back to explain how that was then, this is now:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)

Damian Bellino (My High School Boyfriend Was Gay)

Robin Cloud (The Triple Minority Report)

Rod Sayegh (The P.I.T.)

LeNair Xavier (The Industry)

Musical guest Leibya Rogers (Leibya Fair Live)

. . . and you! You been there and back to then and now. Or perhaps you enjoy the occasional now and then?  Put your name in the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill! stage.

And still more! Lucky audience members will win one of Spill!’s free special first anniversary raffles.

Jefferson

Jefferson is the curator and host of Spill! A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of the monthly series Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.

Damian Bellino

Damian Bellino is a comedian, actor, writer and short man. He is the creator and author of the popular blog, My High School Boyfriend Was Gay, and hosts the storytelling show inspired by it at the Upright Citizens Brigade. My High School Boyfriend Was Gay has been featured in Marie Claire, In Touch Weekly, AM New York, among others. You can also see him perform various characters, stories, sketches and bits around New York.

Robin Cloud

Robin Cloud

Robin Cloud is an African American woman who can ski. She is also a nationally touring comedian and host of her critically acclaimed live comedy show, The Triple Minority Report, which opens dialogue on fun topics such as racism, classism and homophobia oh my! Her festival appearance include the Women in Comedy, Ohio Lesbian, Fresh Fruit, Emerging Artists and Hot! Festivals. Frequently booked to be the Master of Ceremonies, she is proud to have teamed up with fantastic artists and organization such as the Hetrick-Martin Institute, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, NYC Pride, Mr. Murray Hill, Toshi Reagon, Doria Roberts and many more!

Leibya Rogers (Mindy Raf)

Leibya Rogers (Mindy Raf)

Mindy Raf is a writer, comedienne and musician based in Brooklyn. She has written for CollegeHumor, VH1, TNT, The Daily Comedy Network, and was a contributor to the My Parents Were Awesome anthology. She has performed at the Women in Comedy Festival, SketchFestNYC, NY Funny Songs Fest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, where she was named a festival highlight performing as feminist folk singer Leibya Rogers. Through the popularity of Leibya Rogers, she fan-funded and produced a full length vinyl comedy album LeibyaFair Live. Mindy’s first novel The Symptoms of My Insanity (Dial/Penguin) comes out April 2013.

Rod Sayegh

Rod Sayegh

Rod J. Sayegh is a storyteller, improviser and actor in New York City. He has trained at The P.I.T., Magnet Theater, The Story Studio and The New Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He performs regularly at The P.I.T. When not performing he can be found working a crowd of any type and scoping out the scene. He enjoys long walks in the park and humming Carpenter’s songs in the abyss of his mind.

LeNair Xavier

LeNair Xavier

LeNair Xavier originally gained notoriety as adult entertainer “Tré Xavier.” He officially broke from that persona in early 2011 when at a Men of All Colors/NY event, he debuted his poetry series about the gay porn industry simply titled “The Industry.” He is now making a brand of LeNair Xavier as a writer, blogger, performer and model, by way of magazine interviews done here and abroad, modeling for Next Door Magazine and YouTube videos showcasing his talents in singing, writing, dancing and video production. He is a regular at Mike Geffner’s monthly erotica event Titillating Tongues.





Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance takes place in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on the final Tuesday of each month and in Washington, D.C., at Black Fox Lounge. Also visit our companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance, monthly in Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C. Try your hand at sexy storytelling at the biweekly Foreplay: A Sexy Storytelling Open Mic, alternate Mondays at The Three of Cups in New York City.

Tuesday, January 29, 8-10pm, free!

Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 384-4586

Each month, Spill! brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of queer sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Spill! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our enduring storytellers as they tell tales of finally getting it:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)

Dick and Duane (Fun With Dick and Duane)

Dawn J. Fraser (Barbershop Stories)

Frank Liotti (Comedian)

Susan Kent (Tell It: Brooklyn)

William Mullin (Closet Cases)

Victoria Scroggins (Tell It: Brooklyn)

Musical guest Mindy Raf

. . . and you! You’ve got stories of hair-splitting moments. Try your luck by putting your name in the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill! stage.

And still more! One lucky audience member will win Spill!’s sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.

Jefferson

Jefferson is the curator and host of Spill! A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of the monthly series Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.

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Dick and Duane

Dick and Duane (Richie Cohen and Duane Tragis) met as teenagers, fell in love and exchanged rings from a gumball machine. But finding a soulmate and a cheap apartment so early in life was not enough. They decided to follow in the footsteps of other married duos like Burns & Allen, Stiller & Meara and Sonny & Cher, becoming the first husband and husband comedy team. They’re part traditional burlesque comics, part old-school stand-up comedy team, part 1970s variety show and part vintage gay porn. They’re neither glamorous, fabulous, A-list, nor concerned with celebrity gossip. But what they do best is to skewer and deconstruct the art of comedy itself while shattering preconceived notions of married gay couples.

Dawn J. Fraser

Dawn J. Fraser is a humorist, storyteller and national speaker from San Jose, California. She is the host of Barbershop Stories, which features storytellers performing true tales in a salon in Brooklyn. Then she chops off their hair. Dawn delivers speeches and workshops about the nature of stories to develop vision, identity and leadership potential, and is a storytelling coach through The Moth’s Community Outreach Program. She loves being both a twin and a Trinidadian.

Susan Kent

Susan Kent is a freelance writer, storyteller and future New York Times-bestselling memoirist. She spent over half of her life in the Deep South and has been working out a lot of those demons on her blog, Southern Discomforts, for quite a while. Susan also over-shares on a regular basis at shows like The Moth, on the Risk! Podcast, and encourages others to do the same at her own show, Tell It: Brooklyn.

Frank Liotti

Frank Liotti’s criminal spree has taken him to Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Jonny Zero, Canturbury’s Law and other televised murder scenes. A graduate of Yale School of Drama as well as SUNY Purchase, he landed in The New York Times for the production of “Cats Talk Back,” a mockumentary of life as a cast member of the Broadway hit “Cats.” As a stand-up comic, his sardonic wit, powerhouse characters and bizarre stream of consciousness are garnering growing buzz about the scene. He will appear in the film “BearCity 2,” a TLA Films release, this fall.

William Mullin

William Mullin has written and performed with Ed Helms of the Office as well as writing for Jane Lynch. He has performed at The Moth, and produces a storytelling show in Provincetown called Closet Cases.

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf is a writer, comedienne and musician based in Brooklyn. She has written for CollegeHumor, VH1, TNT, The Daily Comedy Network and was a contributor to the “My Parents Were Awesome” anthology. She has been invited to perform at the Women in Comedy Festival, SketchFestNYC, NY Funny Songs Fest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, where she was named a “stellar surprise” by The Portland Mercury. Her fist novel, The Symptoms of My Insanity, will be published by Dial (Penguin Young Readers Group) and comes out April 2013.

Victoria Scroggins

Victoria Scroggins is a Brooklyn-based storyteller, comedian and writer. She co-produces and hosts a monthly storytelling show Tell It: Brooklyn. You can find her there and various other venues regaling audiences with her tales of life in Texas and beyond.





Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance takes place in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on the final Tuesday of each month and in Washington, D.C., at Black Fox Lounge. Also visit our monthly companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.

Tuesday, October 30, 8-10pm, free!

Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 384-4586

Each month, Spill! brings together storytellers, comedians, sex educators and others to share true tales from their own experiences of queer sex, desire and romance. With stories as diverse as the people telling them, Spill! opens doors to bedrooms, back seats and dungeons to tell what your mama left out about the birds, bees and in-betweens.

Join our well-groomed storytellers as they comb out their hairiest tales:

Hosted by Jefferson (One Life Take Two, Bare!)

Dawn J. Fraser (Barbershop Stories)

Frank Liotti (Comedian)

Susan Kent (Tell It: Brooklyn)

William Mullin (Closet Cases)

Victoria Scroggins (Tell It: Brooklyn)

Musical guest Mindy Raf

. . . and you! You’ve got stories of hair-splitting moments. Try your luck by putting your name in the hat for a chance to spill all on the Spill! stage.

And still more! One lucky audience member will win Spill!’s sex-toy raffle, courtesy of Babeland.

Jefferson

Jefferson is the curator and host of Spill! A sex educator and writer, Jefferson keeps a pseudonymous blog, One Life, Take Two, that details his life as a parent and pervert. He is a storyteller frequently seen on stages around the city and elsewhere, including The Moth, where he is a StorySlam winner. He is also host of the monthly series Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.

Dawn J. Fraser

Dawn J. Fraser is a humorist, storyteller and national speaker from San Jose, California. She is the host of Barbershop Stories, which features storytellers performing true tales in a salon in Brooklyn. Then she chops off their hair. Dawn delivers speeches and workshops about the nature of stories to develop vision, identity and leadership potential, and is a storytelling coach through The Moth’s Community Outreach Program. She loves being both a twin and a Trinidadian.

Susan Kent

Susan Kent is a freelance writer, storyteller and future New York Times-bestselling memoirist. She spent over half of her life in the Deep South and has been working out a lot of those demons on her blog, Southern Discomforts, for quite a while. Susan also over-shares on a regular basis at shows like The Moth, on the Risk! Podcast, and encourages others to do the same at her own show, Tell It: Brooklyn.

Frank Liotti

Frank Liotti’s criminal spree has taken him to Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Jonny Zero, Canturbury’s Law and other televised murder scenes. A graduate of Yale School of Drama as well as SUNY Purchase, he landed in The New York Times for the production of “Cats Talk Back,” a mockumentary of life as a cast member of the Broadway hit “Cats.” As a stand-up comic, his sardonic wit, powerhouse characters and bizarre stream of consciousness are garnering growing buzz about the scene. He will appear in the film “BearCity 2,” a TLA Films release, this fall.

William Mullin

William Mullin has written and performed with Ed Helms of the Office as well as writing for Jane Lynch. He has performed at The Moth, and produces a storytelling show in Provincetown called Closet Cases.

Mindy Raf

Mindy Raf is a writer, comedienne and musician based in Brooklyn. She has written for CollegeHumor, VH1, TNT, The Daily Comedy Network and was a contributor to the “My Parents Were Awesome” anthology. She has been invited to perform at the Women in Comedy Festival, SketchFestNYC, NY Funny Songs Fest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, where she was named a “stellar surprise” by The Portland Mercury. Her fist novel, The Symptoms of My Insanity, will be published by Dial (Penguin Young Readers Group) and comes out April 2013.

Victoria Scroggins

Victoria Scroggins is a Brooklyn-based storyteller, comedian and writer. She co-produces and hosts a monthly storytelling show Tell It: Brooklyn. You can find her there and various other venues regaling audiences with her tales of life in Texas and beyond.





Email and mailing list spillstories@gmail.com

Spill! True Stories of Queer Sex, Desire and Romance takes place in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on the final Tuesday of each month and in Washington, D.C., at Black Fox Lounge. Also visit our monthly companion show Bare! True Stories of Sex, Desire and Romance.